FilmChat(The Lack of) Ethnic Diversity in the New Bible Movies
Does the race of the individual actors matter when a story operates as a myth?
Catholic ThinkerObama and His HHS Mandate: A Play in Three Acts
From campaign speech to Supreme Court drama, here's the story of the President's agenda.
Daylight AtheismOn Retconning Biblical Violence
It's good that decent people now recognize the evil of genocide, Jewish and gentile alike. But you'd never have gotten that idea if you were going solely by the Bible.
FilmChat"God's Not Dead": A Review
If this becomes the standard for all Christian films to come, then the genre is truly in deep, deep trouble.
Wake Up CallHow to Meditate Like a Monk in Ten Easy Steps
I tried meditating, but my jumpy, synapses-in-overdrive brain was having no part of it. Then I read Yogani's Deep Meditation.
Doc HollywoodJesus in the Movies: A Complicated History
I thought it appropriate to survey the checkered history of the biblical epic, especially the oft told story of the life of Christ.
The Anxious Bench"Just Spirituality"
Mae Cannon's new book profiles Christians who sought to practice both social justice and a rigorous spirituality.
Under the Ancient OaksCelebrating Life, Preparing for Death
While our best course of action is to focus on living honorably now, there is value in preparing for death. Here are three useful approaches.
Temple of the FutureI Am a Humanist, Not a "None"
I did my spiritual seeking when I was a teenager, and I found Humanism.
American Buddhist PerspectiveDzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche at Harvard Divinity School
In this video, Harvard University students listen to a teaching on Dharma and the need for universal responsibility.